2020 Pinot Gris
Clone: Own rooted IV7 – Vines planted in 2000.
Sourced solely from Lone Star Creek Vineyard, Upper Yarra Valley
Fruit picked on 31 March, 2020
Winemaker: Franco D’Anna
Total crush: 127 dozen
Analysis: Baume: 12.2; pH: 3.30; TA: 6.0 grams/litre
Crushed, pressed & cooled at receival, barrel fermentation to zero residual sugar. A portion (about 20%) left on skins in seasoned oak for colour and complexity.
Maturation on lees in used French Barrique (225l) before transfer to stainless steel prior to bottling.
Cold stabilised, filtered and bottled 23 July, 2019.
Contains preservative (H2S)
Spices, pear and apple offer pleasant aromas followed by a nicely balanced combination of acid, oak and fruit in a well rounded palate with a lingering finish.
Campbell Mattison, The Wine Front: 93 points.
It’s pretty much everything you could hope for in a Pinot Gris. It’s aromatic, textural, rich with flavour and the finish boasts noteworthy persistence. It’s balanced too: nothing sticks out, not the oak, not the acidity, nothing. It feels refined even as it bursts forward with flavour.